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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 11, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Bellingham PSA Chapter Salmon Derby starts this Friday

The Puget Sound Anglers Bellingham Chapter Salmon Derby, part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series, is Friday to Sunday, July 13-15.

First place is worth $5,000, second is $2,500, and third is $1,000. Cost is $50, and limited to 500 tickets. All ticket sales end at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. Tickets available at LFS Marine & Outdoor in Bellingham; Yeager’s Sporting Goods in Bellingham; Clearwater Marine Services in Bellingham; Holiday Sports Center in Burlington; and Dave’s Sports Shop in Lynden or call Roy Lentz at 360-734-2172.

The derby starts at daybreak on July 13 and ends at noon on July 15. Fishing is limited to the San Juan Islands (Marine Catch Area 7). Awards ceremony will be held at the Squalicum Harbor boat launch.

The PSA Bellingham Chapter is a nonprofit organization and the proceeds from the derby will be donated to local salmon enhancement programs.

Last year, more than 350 adults and children competed in the derby with 265 chinook weighed in. Winning fish was caught by Cory Warnock of Ferndale with a 34.85 pound king.

For more information, go to the Bellingham PSA website.

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